Newsletter February 2020

Happy new year!

EPINOR distribute grants three times in 2020, remember to read the guidelines carefully. You will find the link below.

Make sure you hold the following 2020-dates:

8th - 11th June - the EPINOR Summer School in beautiful Solstrand

30th - 4th December 2020 EPINOR will invite all members to an exclusive course and workshop in Tromsø

This course in epidemiologic methods aims to provide participants, particularly within the field of maternal and child health, with insight into advanced principles and techniques used to produce and interpret complex epidemiologic data. To be held in Bergen June 2 – 5, 2020. EPINOR members are invited to participate for free.    


Do you know about a PhD course in Norway or abroad that you would like to join? Do you have a plan to go on a research stay? Do you have a innovative idea for an event for you and your fellow students? Apply for funding before February 15. Next deadline is April 15, 2020! Please remember that EPINOR cannot cover expenses for food and local transportation! EPINOR distribute grants three times in 2020, remember to read the guidelines carefully.    


Why should you apply for funding?  
So far EPINOR has given finacial support to over 70 different courses since 2014. No reason to not use the opportunity to go out and get a course that will lift your PhD process, both socially and scientifically. See the list of courses we have sent students to here. The students have also given us their review of the courses they attended. See their stories here (scroll down and you will find different stories from students).


I was fortunate enough to attend a short course in policy evaluation methods organised by the Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice (Cemmap) at the University College of London from the 14th to the 17th of January 2020. This was all thanks to a grant from Epinor.   


We warmly welcome our members to the EPINOR Summer School 2020 that will be held at Solstrand Hotel in Os, just outside of Bergen. See the tentative programme for more information on the content and the presenters. Link for registration will be available soon. 


Exclusive course and workshop in Tromsø
30th - 4th December 2020 EPINOR will invite all members to an exclusive course and workshop in Tromsø.  

Coming PhD defenses

Berit Skretting Solberg: “Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder - sex differences in psychiatric comorbidity and transgenerational recurrence risks. A population-based study using Norwegian registry data"

February 7, 2020

Ola Nakken: “Epidemiology of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A population-based study in Norway”

February 12, 2020


Congratulations on defending your thesis

Gunnhild Hagen: "Aspects of the Health Economic Evaluation of Hip Fracture Prevention and Management. A Marriage of Methods"
Ingrid Baasland: CINDERELLA-study. Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia - detecting relevant lesions - an evaluation of different links in the Norwegian cervical cancer screening program chain
Jessica Gabin: "Modifiable risk factors for dementia - A study examining the association between dementia and blood pressure, low grade inflammation, and renal impairment"
Wai Phyo Aung: “Diabetes mellitus in Yangon Region, Myanmar. Urban-rural difference in prevalence, trends and associated factors”
Tone Flølo: «Long-term outcomes after vertical sleeve-gastrectomy»
Aleksandra Pirnat: "Number of children: pre- and post-pregnancy lipids, effect of pregnancy outcome and modification by perinatal loss"
Carl Michael Baravelli: "Clinical long-term consequences of acute hepatic porphyria and porphyria cutanea tarda"
Soheir Hassan Ahmed: “Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among Somalis living in Norway and Somaliland”
Lars Christian Bråten: “Chronic low back pain with Modic changes -Antibiotic treatment and clinical characteristics”
Laxmi Bhatta: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Norway; Prevalence, Classification, Hospitalization, and Mortality: The HUNT Lung Study
Eivind Skarpsno: The bidirectional association between sleep problems and chronic musculoskeletal pain: influence of lifestyle, physical work exposure and systemic inflammation.